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Oh, God! You... Legendary George Burns is back twice over in both title roles in a comedy match... more info $14.36was $17.99 Buy Now

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The Sunshine... Walter Matthau, George Burns. Two ornery ex-vaudeville actors agree to work on a... more info $14.36was $17.99 Buy Now

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Also Known As: Died: March 9, 1996
Born: January 20, 1896 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...
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Formed a group of children singers called the Peewee Quartet at age eight
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Worked as a trick roller-skater, a dance teacher and vaudeville performer from age 14
1923:
Teamed with Gracie Allen; performed on Keith and Orpheum vaudeville circuits
1929:
Appeared with Allen in 10-minute short film "Lamb Chops", the first of over a dozen shorts for Paramount
1930:
"Burns and Allen" show first premiered on radio
1932:
Feature film debut, "The Big Broadcast"
1939:
Last film before 35-year break from screen, "Honolulu"
1950:
"Burns and Allen" show premiered on TV
1958:
Began performing as solo comedian after Gracie Allen retired
1964:
Gracie Allen died
1975:
Returned to screen in "The Sunshine Boys"; won Oscar as Best Supporting Actor
1976:
Portrayed the Almighty in "Oh, God"; reprised role in two sequels
1994:
Final film, "Radioland Murders"

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